Die Tanzschule der

Subjazz // Contemporary Jazz & WIP

class description Classes
The Subjazz classes are first and foremost about energy, passion and joy for dance. It is about jazzdance and all its vast variation in eclectic styles ranging from traditional old time jazz to commercial, lyrical, musical and all the way towards the more contemporary, modern jazz.
The class itself is buildt up of three main sections: torso/Body warm-up, plie and center barre. Through the whole warm-up they focus on alignement/placement, length of movement, usage of levels and stength of physique and technique.
Individual expression, awareness and artistic presens is emphasized throughout in close relation to the physical, technical dance aestethic.
But most importantly Subjazz focus on the participants finding the joy and love for dance in a class setting that is open, including, generous and invitive to share and take part in eachothers knowledge, experience and every individuals own brilliance and uniqueness.


class description WIP
In the Subjazz repertoar workshop you will have the opportunity to work with and perform parts of the choreography «Styx» created for Oslo Danse Ensemble and performed by 8 of the company’s women at Norways national house for dance «Dansens Hus» in 2010. The piece, with artistic references to Greek mythologi and the river styx, received immediate standing ovations from the audience and has since then been performed by both women and men at various venues. 

Subjazz will during the workshop focus on each individual as well as the collective energy from the whole group giving everyone an indepth experience in Subjazz’ choreographic world, their scenic expression and artistic views and ideas on movement physicality/qualities, musicality, dynamics, awareness of space and individual, collective expression. 

As always Subjazz will emphasize the importance of working focused and concentrated, but first of all nurture the positive energy, the uplifting approach to learning and value each participants uniqueness so that the group together can discover new opportunities and possibilities through a fun and exciting repertoar workshop. 

Videolink «Styx»: https://vimeo.com/99909441

Knut & Karl = Subjazz

Karl Erik Nedregaard has a bachelor degree in jazzdance from Oslo Academy of the Arts 1993-1996 and further studies in Los Angeles, New York and Stockholm. Through an extensive career he has danced, taught and choreographed for leading choreographers, companies, schools, studios and colleges in both Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and France. Subjazz is a collaborative endeavor with husband Knut Arild Flatner. Development of Subjazz´s artistic expression has been the main focus throughout his career. Currently Karl Erik holds a position as an Associate Professor in jazzdance at Oslo Academy of the Arts.

Knut Arild Flatner is employed as an Associate Professor of Jazz Dance at the Academy of Dance where he teaches jazz dance, choreographic subjects/jazzdanceimpro, repertoire and "jumps'n turns".

Flatner is an alumni from the National College of Ballet and Dance in Norway, with further studies in jazzdance from Los Angeles, New York and Stockholm.
He has been associated with Oslo Danse Ensemble since 1997, first as a dancer and in recent years as a choreographer. In addition, he has also participated in various musicals in Norway and abroad. Flatner was one of the founder of Subjazz in 2001, where he works as choreographer and teacher. With Subjazz he has choreographed abroad as well as in Norway and he has had much of Europe as a venue when it comes to workshops and master classes. Subjazz is now acknowledged as a creative force for the development of contemporary jazz and is considered to be a beackon in its field. Knut Arild received 3-year working grant for young artists in Norway. He has also been a member of the board of NoDa and served on the board of Proda to name a few.
With this comprehensive artistic background Knut Arild is considered one of the most prominent profiles in jazz dance in Norway, both as a dancer, teacher and choreographer.